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In preparation for the full-scale invasion, Russia started gathering troops on the Ukrainian border in April 2021. Their numbers were higher than at any time since 2014, when the Russian military aggression against Ukraine began. By mid-February 2022, almost 190,000 Russian troops had been waiting near Ukrainian borders, and on February 24, they moved into Ukrainian land, bringing only death and destruction.

Since the first days of the full-scale war, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has been publishing daily reports about the situation on the frontline and the total combat losses of the enemy, which grow bigger every day.

As of May 1, 2024, Russian combat losses amount to 469,840 troops, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

During the press conference on February 25, 2024, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy also specified that a total of 180,000 Russians have been killed in Russia’s full-scale war against Ukraine. With people injured or missing, it is up to 500,000 troops.

How many Russian tanks were destroyed in Ukraine?

As of May 1, 2024, Russian tank losses in Ukraine reached 7,312 units, in addition to 14,067 lost armored personnel vehicles. Many of those were destroyed by Ukrainian defenders (and some even got stolen by Ukrainian farmers) and left on Ukrainian land as Russian troops were retreating from the Kyiv, Kharkiv, or Kherson regions, destined to be turned into scrap metal.

In more than 26 months of full-scale war, Ukrainian forces also managed to destroy 26 Russian warships and boats, including the infamous “Moskva”, the flagship of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, as well as one submarine.

What are the Russian aircraft losses in Ukraine?

348 Russian planes and 325 helicopters were shot down by May 2024. In addition, Russian combat losses include more than two thousand cruise missiles and more than 9,5 thousand UAVs.

During April 2024, Russian forces used more than 300 missiles of various types, almost 300 “Shahed” drones, and more than 3,200 guided aerial bombs to attack different regions of Ukraine, according to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine.